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Ever Been Glutend By A Kiss?

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tonite at a restraunt my three year old and husband were eating their gluteny dinners while i ate nothing because the stupid waitress told me 'don't eat any bread or fried stuff, the rest is probably all right" not exactly good enough.....which is a different rant/vent post all together...

anyhoo- i am sick now. didn't eat anything. just drank sweet tea while they ate. my son did kiss me twice- on the lips- while eating a roll and spaghetti and sneaked a drink of my tea while i wasnt looking....I didnt think a thing about not kissing guess i

this is my typical reaction and time of reaction between the gluten and sick- so it was something there- could it REALLY be the kiss? or the backwash? he is three i know he backwashes....

Guess i am learning the hard way all the little sneaky ways of getting gluten.... <_<

argh!!!

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I KNOW it can happen, and it doesn't matter if you ate or not.

Just the kisses were bad, and then backwashing into your drink............no wonder you're sick. You need to stop the habit of letting kids kiss you on the lips, unless they are gluten-free with you. Explain to them that it is safer for you if from now on you kiss each other on the cheek instead.

I am glad that I never got into the habit of kissing children on the lips (or letting them kiss me on the lips), as I don't have to unlearn that habit now. When my grandchildren try to kiss me on the lips (which is what my daughter will do with them), I offer my cheek, and they happily kiss me on the cheek without missing a beat.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Yep. Absolutely. There was a thread on here not too long ago where we actually discussed the timeframe after which a gluten-eating person is deemed "safe", and it seems to be about two hours. Not sure if them brushing their teeth makes them immediately safe thereafter or not.

It's heartbreaking to have to turn away a sweet little child's kiss. You might try to make it a game. You could tell him to kiss you on each cheek because you're a princess. :D Or go further with the theme and have him kiss you on the hand. Call him Prince Charming. He might just go for it.

If that doesn't work, you could do what my dad did sometimes when I kissed him on the cheek when I was little. Right when I was kissing him, he would puff out his cheek so it would poke my lips. Lots of giggles.

You're still getting contaminated, but it's something that you can wash away when you go to the restroom, and not something that will directly trigger your immune system to react like a kiss on the lips.

I was gluten-free for several months before we tested my kids, and then they ended up having to go gluten-free too. It's hard to have to keep them at bay when they're being affectionate, but it's better than them having to deal with a sick, cranky mom all day.

Nancy


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

~Chinese Proverb

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I have never been glutened by a kiss and only worried about it once. On my birthday this year, my sweetie had given my a gift bag full of goodies and I was so happy, I turned and planted a big ole kiss right on his lips. He got this look of shock on his face and that's when I remembered he was eating corn chips and a sandwich. He is always wiping his mouth off and had ate the sandwich, was just munching on the corn chips, which I can't tolerate much corn either, so the look of shock was very real. I tasted the corn chips even. For a fleeting moment, I thought--OMG! Corn doesnt make me ill like gluten does, so I told him he is worth a little tummyache. He was very worried for a bit there, yet it was my fault. Sometimes, we make mistakes and we can't punish ourselves for it, just move on and hope you don't do it again.


Deb

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Yep, in our house all lip kissing is reserved for after my dd has bathed and brushed her teeth for the night. All other times its on my cheek, even for dh. The boys are too old to be kissing me on the lips so we are safe there. However, I have had to do major work with kids not picking up my drink and taking a swig. It took me forever to figure out that source of cc and I have noticed a huge difference since the new "no drinking out of moms beverage" law has gone into effect.

Ursula, you made me laugh and think of my mom. She would never let anyone kiss her on the lips. I know for her it was cause little kiddos are more prone to be sick and not from celiac but all the same. It made me reflect back to all of those wonderful times hearing the kids laugh when they would try to sneak one in on her and her laughing back and saying "no lip kisses!!!" Thanks for the happy memory on a day when I am missing her so much.


Amy

Diagnosed by biopsy with DH August 2005

Diagnosed with hypo-thyroidism December 2005

Diagnosed by biopsy with Celiac July 2006

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Yes, I have been glutened from a kiss. It was at a funeral. I helped set all the food up, and couldn't eat any. My husband had to leave early and gave me a kiss after eating a cookie for desert. I could taste the sweetness of the cookie.

L.


Michigan

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I didn't think I could get gluten from a kiss until it happened. My hubby had eaten a cookie at work about 30 minutes before coming home. When he got home, he had forgotten about the cookie and gave me a quick kiss on the lips. You know, the totally unromantic kind! I didn't know about the cookie and didn't taste it. Two hours later the glutening symptoms set in. I told him I was feeling awful, and he got a horrified look on his face as he remembered. We both were surprised, but I couldn't have gotten gluten any other way. He felt (almost) as bad as I did.

Now he only kisses me on the cheek after eating gluten, until he has a chance to brush his teeth. And we joke about how sometimes love hurts!

~Li


~Li

Celiac, dx Sep 2006

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